Now that discussion on tearing out the shower stall on the back porch/laundry room has turned serious, there's the question of what to do with the gaping holes that will be in the porch ceiling once the ugly shower is gone. (The walls surrounding the shower stall extend up through the porch ceiling.) I thoroughly detest the 1970s-era acoustic tiles on the ceiling and was hoping that the original beadboard ceiling might be above them. First I carefully removed one of the tiles. And by "carefully removed", of course I mean I smashed the thing with a hammer. Insulation and dirt rained down. No beadboard or other earlier ceiling was visible. Well, crap.
Then I wondered just how much insulation was up there, and if the roofline of the existing porch at all matched the roofline of the original porch, and if the ceiling might be raised so that the transom between the kitchen and the back porch might be used (right now it's painted over and was tacked shut), so I climbed up on a stepladder, pried the transom open, and took these photos:
|A fair amount of insulation.|
|Existing roofline does not match original at all.|